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Two Brothers Killed by the Same Shell


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Can anybody tell me anything about these two soldiers please ?

Graves in Berkshire Cemetery Extension of Riflemen No C12390 William Crossley and No C12391 Leonard Crossley 21st Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action on the 30th June 1916. Brothers born in Wheldrake Yorkshire enlisting together in Thirsk landing in France on the 4th May 1916 and were killed probably by the same shell, the Battalion being in reserve between Creslow and Touquet Berthe Farms to the West of Messines Ridge

In Memory of

Rifleman W CROSSLEY

C/12390, 21st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps

who died

on 30 June 1916

Remembered with honour

BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION

In Memory of

Rifleman L CROSSLEY

C/12391, 21st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps

who died

on 30 June 1916

Remembered with honour

BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION

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Sorry to miss this Annie but IPT spotted it anyway!

I've been AWOL on a protracted week long missing person search with the mountain rescue team (my other activity!).

Unfortunately it had a sad outcome :(

Back now and going through a week's worth of GWF catching up on matters KRRC and RB!

Cheers,

Mark

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Thanks IPT !! ... I did a search but didn't find it ! :rolleyes:

I have a picture of the graves from War Graves - but although it looks small to me ... it won't upload !

http://www.ww1wargraves.co.uk/ww1_cemeteri...emeteries_b.asp

Annie,

It was just a smidgeon too big! I've compressed it and posted it into the main Topic on the Crossley brothers that IPT has linked above.

Cheers,

Mark

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